The Immigration Problems of "Cool Britannia" (Wall St Journal, Sept 21, 2013)

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Shakespeare wrote of England that it is “set in the silver sea, which serves it in the office of a wall, or as a moat defensive to a house, against the envy of less happier lands.” One result of that geographical happenstance is that the U.K. hasn’t faced the kind of immigration debate that roils the [Read more…]

Aid on Viewpoints (BBC)

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Thanks to all the UK government rhetoric about “leading the world on aid to Syrian refugees” following the House of Commons vote against military intervention, the general topic of foreign aid is once again on the news agenda. (Aid industry lobbyists of course see the Syrian crisis as an opportunity to argue for an even greater [Read more…]